WordCamp Philly Review

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A review of my experience at WordCamp Philly October 2012. This was the first time I attended a WordCamp. Lots of great speakers and WordPress info.

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WordCamp Philly Review

  1. 1. WordCamp Philly October 20-21, 2012 by Christina StrommerMonday, November 5, 12
  2. 2. Four Tracks • User • Power User • Designer • DeveloperMonday, November 5, 12
  3. 3. Why? • To learn more about WordPress • To meet people with similar interests • To hear how others use WordPress • To determine if I’m doing things correctly (i.e. child themes) • It sounded fun!Monday, November 5, 12
  4. 4. Takeaways • Boilerplates - HTML5 and • Custom Post Types (i.e. staff Twitter Bootstrap pages, recipes, products) • Child Themes. Oh The • Building a Framework. Themes You’ll Do. Create code that can be used across several projects. • Fonts - Google webfonts, fontsquirrel.com • Frameworks - 960.gs still o.k. - Toast and 1140fluid • Responsive. Think mobile first, not content first. Be • Can use a framework as a fluid. Use adaptive media. child theme or boilerplate.Monday, November 5, 12
  5. 5. Surprises • You can, in fact, rap about WordPress. • Matt Mullenweg showed up on developer day for a Q and A. • Sat in on a session by Lisa Sabin- Wilson. She wrote WordPress for Dummies.Monday, November 5, 12
  6. 6. What did I miss? • Sessions can be found on WordCamp Philly blog. • The after party!!! A must next year.Monday, November 5, 12
  7. 7. Additional Info • Coreen: Plan Your Next Event With Inspiration From Philly WordCamp • Liam: 5 Marketing Reasons to Attend In-Person Events • Twitter @jamminpsuMonday, November 5, 12

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